Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry mentioned on Thursday that the method of appointing the brand new chief of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) shall be accomplished quickly.
Referring to the rumours of Prime Minister Imran Khan ‘interviewing’ candidates for the place, the knowledge minister mentioned, “Meetings before making appointments to such posts is common practice. It is very inappropriate to make the process controversial.”
نئی DG ISI کی تقرری کا عمل جلد مکمل ہو جائیگا، ایک مخصوص طبقہ اس معاملے پر جو کھیل کھیلنا چاہتا تھا وہ ناکام ہو چکا ہے اب کہا جا رہا ہے وزیر اعظم نئے DGISI کیلئے انٹرویو کریں گے ان عہدوں پر تعیناتی سے قبل ملاقات ایک عمومی روائیت ہے ایسے عمل کو بھی متنازعہ بنانا انتہائ نامناسب ہے
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) October 14, 2021
Later, talking to media on the Parliament House, the minister asserted that the scenario was positive.
“People twist words every hour for their own fame,” Fawad mentioned, dismissing any rumors of battle concerning the appointment.
He emphasised that there was no battle between the military and the federal government, stating that everybody was on the identical web page. “We respect all institutions,” Fawad mentioned.
Special Assistant Shahbaz Gill, who was accompanying the knowledge minister throughout the discuss, mentioned that the continuing appointment was a critical resolution and that Fawad Chaudhry would share the choice with the general public.
“Don’t make the situation too spicy for it to be digested,” Shahbaz remarked.
A day earlier, Fawad mentioned that the session between the premier and military chief concerning the DG ISI’s appointment had been accomplished, and the appointment course of had begun.
“All institutions are united and equal for the stability, development and integrity of the country,” he maintained.
On October 6, the army’s media wing had introduced that Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum would substitute Lt Gen Faiz Hameed as the brand new DG ISI.
Lt Gen Faiz, as per the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), was being posted because the Peshawar corps commander.
A day later, the nation was gripped by speculations that the prime minister had not signed the summary as he was not consulted earlier than the brand new ISI chief’s appointment. The concern additionally got here up for dialogue throughout the federal cupboard assembly the place the premier reportedly mentioned the PM’s Office additionally had “sanctity” like the military.
Information Minister Fawad later informed a information convention that the prime minister had the authority to nominate the DG ISI. He added that the correct process could be adopted for the appointment.
After days of intense debate and discussions on social media, the federal government lastly confirmed the stalemate on the problem because the prime minister and the military chief held a marathon assembly to interrupt the impasse.